MA Political Science - Democracy and Elections (Research Route) / Course details
Year of entry: 2020
The democracy and elections pathway will appeal to you if you are interested in aspects of:
- formal and informal politics;
- party and non-party engagement;
- the elected and electors; and
- the relationship between the process of government and the normative foundations of democracy.
Teaching and learning
Part-time students complete the full-time course over two years. There are no evening or weekend course units available on the part-time route.
You must first check the schedule of the compulsory units and then select your optional units to suit your requirements.
Updated timetable information will be available from mid-August and you will have the opportunity to discuss your unit choices during induction week with your course director.
Course unit list
The course unit details given below are subject to change, and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study.
|Political Parties in Contemporary Britain||POLI60122||15||Mandatory|
|Dissertation Research Design||POLI60312||15||Mandatory|
|Tools and techniques of applied quantitative analysis||POLI60341||15||Mandatory|
|Philosophy of Politics Research||POLI70771||15||Mandatory|
|Understanding Political Change||POLI71042||15||Mandatory|
|Foundational and advanced perspectives on qualitative research||SOCY60230||0||Mandatory|
|Comparing Capitalisms in the Global Political Economy||POLI60032||15||Optional|
|Rhetoric in Politics||POLI60242||15||Optional|
|Using Documents in Social Research||POLI60252||5||Optional|
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School of Social Sciences students are supported by first-class resources, in addition to the networked study areas.
You will also have access to the John Ryland's University Library , with over 4.5m books and vast archives of historical material and rare volumes, it is one of the best-resourced academic libraries in the country.